Islamist detained after attack against Dortmund team bus

Source: The Local

Officials said on Wednesday that one suspected Islamist has been detained after the explosive attack against the Borussia Dortmund team on Tuesday. Police are still investigating the exact motive behind the attack on Tuesday, but have said there are two Islamist suspects – one of whom was detained – and that there is a possible “terrorist link”.
Three explosions rocked the Borussia Dortmund team bus on its way to a Champions League match against AS Monaco on Tuesday evening. Player Marc Bartra was injured with a broken wrist bone, while a police officer was also hurt amid the blasts. Investigators examined two different letters claiming responsibility for the explosions – one found near the scene which used Islamist phrasing, and another posted online that seemed connected to far-left extremists. Officials said in the afternoon that they had “significant doubts” about the supposed far-left letter, and the website where it was published has called it a fake. The match planned for Tuesday was postponed and is set to begin on Wednesday evening with increased security measures, including a ban on backpacks inside the stadium.

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